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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 2

Sun, Jul 9, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 956

Alexander Ross Abstract Oil Painting, Garden Galaxy

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Alexander Ross (Scottish/American, 1909-1990), "Garden Galaxy," oil on canvas abstract expressionist painting rendered in shades of yellow, white, blue and rose. Signed lower left. Possible semi-legible exhibition stamp en verso of canvas with title and artist name. Float mounted in a white painted wood frame, likely made by the artist. Inscribed on marker en verso of frame, "To my son Alan / April 1976 / Alexander Ross". Additionally titled on old sales sticker en verso. Canvas - 30"H x 24"W. Frame - 34"H x 28"W. Biography: Alexander Ross was born in Scotland and emigrated to Pennsylvania as a youth. He was largely self-taught, although he had one year of night school at Carnegie Tech. He found success in illustration art, and his work appeared in Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, Cosmopolitan, and Colliers. As photography began to dominate commercial art, he switched to fine arts painting, becoming known in his later career for expressionist works that often involved brilliantly colored floral themes. His work has been exhibited widely including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, and the Society of Illustrators in New York.


2 small possible areas of staining along lower right edge of canvas, otherwise painting in excellent condition. Some slight wear to frame.

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